Safeway Eastern Division Employees Donate $10,000 to Kennedy Krieger Institute

Kennedy Krieger Institute was one of 19 nonprofit organizations in the Baltimore-Washington region to receive a grant recently from the Safeway Foundation’s eastern division. During a ceremony held at Safeway’s Lanham headquarters on February 21, Safeway employees presented checks totaling $107,000 to various representatives from the different organizations. Kennedy Krieger will use its Safeway Foundation Grant of $10,000 to help fund general research at the Institute.

“Throughout the year, Safeway’s more than 12,000 employees enthusiastically participate in company-sponsored giving and volunteerism programs,” said Jim Perkins, president of Safeway’s eastern division, at the ceremony. “We are so proud of our employees, whose Group Photogenerosity and caring truly demonstrate the Safeway spirit of giving.”

Safeway employees funded the grants through charitable contributions. Organizations sponsored by Safeway employees at all levels of the company submitted applications. Decisions on grants were made by a committee comprised of a diverse group of Safeway employees representing their peers from throughout the division.

Pictured: From left to right: Tom Lofland, vice president of merchandising and marketing for Safeway’s eastern division; Kellan Newby-Matthews, special events coordinator for Kennedy Krieger; Michele Mueller, director of special events for Kennedy Krieger; Joan Callagery-Ohl, store director for Safeway’s Canton location (in Baltimore); and Joe Perry, vice president of operations for Safeway’s eastern division​